Former Liverpool striker comes out of retirement

Date published: Wednesday 5th July 2017 2:38

Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse is coming out of retirement after two years out of the game.

The 35-year-old, who made 49 appearances for the Reds between 2004 to 2007 hung up his boots in October 2015 due to a hip problem. He had that joint replaced though and tried to make a comeback with Auxerre before announcing in February his time was up in the game.

Now though he is to play competitive football again for Swiss third-division side Yverdon Sport.


“It’s very simple: I wanted to find a club, play again. Yverdon Sport has a very nice short-to-mid-term project and the club put all its faith in me, which suits me very well,” Cisse told Le Temps.

“Everything started almost as a joke. I was participating in an event in Switzerland, I met the [Yverdon club] president Di Pietrantonio, who said to me, ‘Djibril, come and do a season with us, come and help our project.’ I replied, ‘Why not?’ and the talks followed their natural course.”

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